Today I'm going to show you how I turned this:
All for about $8.00!
This ugly wood shelf cost me $1.99 at DI. And I have to tell you, I have never gone to a thrift store and NOT found a shelf similar to this. They are everywhere!
I first started by removing those ugly wooden pegs, and filling the holes with wood filler
Next I mixed up my chalk paint using Valspar's Transit Pass (it's a neutral yellow)
When it was dry I sanded by hand. I like to sand by hand on smaller projects.
Then I used Valspar's Antiquing Glaze (can you tell I like Valspar?!)
This stuff works really well at darkening the areas that have been sanded! Again, I use a damp cloth to wipe it off.
When the iron stuff was on sale at Hobby Lobby, I picked out my 3 hooks and screwed them in!
And thats it!!!
If you are wanting to try painting or have a project you are hesitant to paint, go to Goodwill, pick up a shelf like this one and give this little project a try first! This is SO easy! And Cheap! And Cute!
Oh, and I've had some questions about my homemade Chalk Paint:
This is what I do:
Take about 2 TBSP Plaster of Paris
Add about 4 TBSP warm water (I add a little more if needed)
Mix until dissolved